story time

Libraries & Reading Story Time

Welcome Song: Hands Go Up and Hands Go Down
(to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Hands go up and hands go down
I can turn around and round
I can hop upon two shoes
I can listen so can you
I can sit, I’ll show you how
Story time is starting now

Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
In 5-4-3-2-1
BLASTOFF!

Early Literacy Tip: When we read to children they are being exposed to the language of books. This helps them learn to read more easily once they go to school because the language of books is richer and uses more words than the language of conversation (example: exhausted for tired). Books also use more complicated sentences.

Book: Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn and Rosaline Beardshaw

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My story time is on Tuesday (just like Lola’s) so I especially love this book. 😀

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Flannel/Song: Bubble Bubble Pop
One little red fish swimming in the ocean
Swimming in the ocean, swimming in the ocean
One little red fish swimming in the ocean
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP
(Two little orange fish // Three little blue fish // All of the fishies)
Source: Jbrary

Wiggle Rhyme: Watch Out for the Bugs (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Wiggle all around
Throw your hands up in the air and now let’s touch the ground
Touch your head, touch your hips, give yourself a hug
Now sit down upon the floor
But watch out for the bugs!! (stamp out the bugs)

Book: Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson

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Song: Back in the Jungle
Back in the jungle many years ago,
I had a friend his name was Joe and he had a lot of pets.
He had creepy ones, crawly ones, big and small.
But my favorite pet of all was a lion that went like this (*roar*)
(Crocodile that went like this [*snap snap snap*])
(Frog that went like this [*ribbit, ribbit, ribbit*])
(Monkey that went like this [*ooo ooo aah aah*])

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy Bitsy Spider (sung normally)
Teeny Weeny Spider (sung in falsetto)
Great Big Hairy Spider (sung deeply)

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: The Best Book to Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom; illustrated by Michael Garland

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Song: Read, Read, Read a Book (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Read, read, read a book,
Travel anywhere,
Worldwide, you decide,
A book will take you there.
Read, read, read a book,
Beginning to the end.
What a way to spend the day,
A book’s a special friend!
Source: Storytime Katie

Goodbye Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together

Tap, tap, tap your feet // Wave, wave, wave goodbye

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